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Petrol prices UP, car prices UP, car hire costs UP - so we've 11 motoring tips to drive down the accelerating strain on your finances

Anyone who drives will know that costs are speeding into top gear. For example, petrol prices have risen to an eight-year high - up 21p/L from a year ago, average used car prices have jumped by £1,000 versus a year ago, and UK car hire prices are up by 84% compared with last year.

31 August 2021

Petrol prices hit highest level since 2013, says the AA – here's how to cut costs

Petrol prices have hit their highest level since October 2013, according to motoring firm the AA.

16 July 2021

Car insurance premiums expected to fall by up to £35/yr as whiplash reforms take force

Drivers could save up to £35 a year on their car insurance, the Ministry of Justice has said, as major reforms to the claims process for whiplash injury come into effect this week.

1 June 2021

Revealed: £1m stuck in Dart Charge accounts closed due to inactivity - how to get it back

Almost 78,000 motorists may be able to reclaim cash from payment accounts for the Dartford Crossing which have been automatically closed because they've not been used for 15 months, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal.

18 February 2021

Car finance and high-cost credit payment holidays extended

The financial regulator has confirmed further measures to support borrowers struggling to make payments on car finance deals, buy-now-pay-later agreements and other credit products due to the coronavirus pandemic, with many able to get another three-month payment holiday if needed

15 July 2020

Councils taking days to repair severe potholes

Councils' targets for fixing the most severe potholes on their roads vary wildly, with repairs taking minutes in some areas and up to three days elsewhere, according to new data

18 January 2019

Pothole damage payouts double after harsh winter

The number of successful pothole claims following incidents on motorways or major A roads more than doubled in the last financial year, according to new figures from Highways England.

22 November 2018

Budget 2018: What you need to know, incl changes to tax, benefits, Premium Bonds & more

Read our full round-up of the Chancellor Philip Hammond's 2018 Budget

30 October 2018

Warning: 34,000 fined last year for not taxing vehicles which are FREE to tax

Drivers paid over £500,000 in fines last year for not applying to tax vehicles which cost nothing to tax

26 June 2018

Drivers see biggest increase in petrol prices in at least 18 years

Motorists suffered the biggest monthly rise in the average price of petrol in at least 18 years

5 June 2018